This is a standard Appleseed event.
Both Centerfire and 22 Rimfire rifles are allowed at this event.
Address: 106 Nod Rd. Weatogue (Simsbury), CT 06089, , CT 06089
Please Read: How to Prepare for an Event
Firearms must be cased and left in vehicle until after the Safety Briefing. Do Not bring your firearms out until instructed to bring them to the firing line. No loaded firearms on the range unless on the firing line and load command has been given. Eye and ear protection required. No illegal firearms are allowed. Some ranges are .22 rimfire only. At ranges that allow centerfire no rifle cartridges over 8mm cal or handgun cartridges over .45 cal are allowed.
Effective August 1st, 2021, The Smith & Wesson M&P 15-22 rifle can again now be used at Project Appleseed clinics. Check details on our How to Prepare page: https://appleseedinfo.org/how-to-prepare/
Subject to state and local laws, Instructors at your event may have discounted .22 ammo available. Reach out to the contact at the bottom of this page for availability.
Range Fee: $10/person/day. Range fee does not apply to Metacon Gun Club members - please bring your club badge. Also exempt are youth under 18, active military, guard/reserve and Rev war re-enactors.
Camping not allowed onsite.
Resident Inn by Marriot Hartford Avon, 55 Simsbury Rd, Avon, CT 06001 +18606781666
The Simsbury Inn, 397 Hopmeadow St, Simsbury, CT 06070 +18606515700
Simsbury 1820 House, 731 Hopmeadow St, Simsbury, CT 06070 +18606587658
Iron Horse Inn, 969 Hopmeadow St, Simsbury, CT 06070 +12292334943
From I84 east: Take exit 39 on the left toward CT-4/Farmington, go .5 mi. Merge onto CT 508- go .5 mi. Slight right at CT4/Farmington Ave- go .9 mi., turn right at CT10/Waterville rd- go 5.6 miles. Continue on Nod rd, go 2 miles and Meatcon Gun Club is on the right.
From I84 west: Take exit 39 toward CT4/Farmington- go .5 mi. then follow above directions.
See map at range website.
State Laws to be aware of:
It is the responsibility of attendees to know and comply with all State and Federal Firearms Laws.
CT does have an 'Assault Weapon' Ban that is SIGNIFICANTLY MORE STRICT than the expired Federal AWB. For example, rifles are banned by name and include the 'Colt AR-15' and 'AK-47', among others. Semiautomatic rifles are also banned by features. Magazines that are of a capacity over 10 rounds and are not registered with the CSP are illegal after December 31, 2013. There are other restrictions also. Folks, please be careful with this. For a complete list of banned-by-name rifles and feature restrictions, you may check with the CSP at their website.
22 positions under cover. Rimfire and centerfire allowed. 100 yard max available range. Shooters are advised to bring lunch both days. Bring mosquito repellent. No alcohol permitted. For more information on how to prepare for an Appleseed and what to bring visit http://www.appleseedinfo.org/as_prepare.html.
For more information contact:
Name: CT State Coordinator Email Address: CT@appleseedinfo.org
Name: Private Message tominct on the Appleseed forum
Instructors Resources: PDF
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